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This path was as boring as this review. We didn't finish it...

Very beautiful hike. We did it yesterday, a lot of mosquitoes, but it couldn’t spoil amazing time during the hike.

Overcast but still a gorgeous place to go. When you go to the entrance of the Reservoir (Jordan Pond) take a right , it will be a nice easy stroll, within 2 miles you will come across an area that you must climb through rocks lots of them,eventually you will get a wooden narrow walkway,(slippery whem wet)Not a good hike for someone that is elderly unless you can just stay before the rocks and turn around. The hike is gorgeous and peaceful.

hiking
13 hours ago

Only did Hunt trail up to Baxter peak and back down. Beautiful trail, I can't wait to get back

Good sandwiches at the local deli nearby.

Great trail but a little basic in my opinion

We hiked up in the rain heading to the north first. The trail is up at a steady incline and then down with little to no level ground. I also found the trail to be a full 3 miles. We will be back to check out the views.

Easy walk with a great rocky shoreline.

hiking
22 hours ago

Hiked the trail July 2018 with my wife and dog. The trail was breathtaking in several areas. The vistas spectacular. I took Peter's advice and stopped at the brewery when we finished, he is right the ginger beer is fantastic! It's non alcoholic and considered a soda, the sour beer on tap was also great and tasted good after a day on the trail. We brought our own picnic lunch and stopped at Squeaker Cove to eat and look over the Atlantic, there were several other spots to picnic if you wanted.
My Garmin 60CSx GPS showed slightly longer than the 4.4 miles stated above at 4.7, but that could be I turned it on at the town center and not at the trail head. More importantly I showed 989 vertical feet of ascent over the trail compared with 538' stated above and it felt like a lot more than 500' of ascent. Some of the trail is rugged and steep in places but you don't get the great vistas on mild trails, other areas were quite easy. Well worth the time and effort if you are on the island.

As others have noted bring decent bug spray. I used Repel with eucalyptus (no Deet) which worked really well. Trail markings at intersections were often non existent. Got turned around several times. Pretty hard to get lost for too long though. Now that I have the lay of the land I’ll be back!

This is an easy path with incredible views.

hiking
1 day ago

I am overweight and just starting to hike again. The hike to Screw Auger Falls was perfect for me as it was challenging but not overwhelming. As I get in better shape I look forward to doing some of the longer hikes in this beautiful area of Maine.

on Bar Harbor Shore Path

walking
1 day ago

This is a super easy but very beautiful stroll along the waterfront. A great choice if you are looking for a walk anyone and everyone can do!

beautiful views

loved this walk- some folks were saying it should be easy, here's the thing- if you're looking for a place to take anyone with mobility issues, it's would be a hard go, there are a few stairs, some narrow ways, etc. it's beautiful, quiet, and a great place to be on a Saturday morning.

Gentle, flat walk along the water.

Great little hike for little tikes!

The agony lies between your adrenaline rush and the moment of the despair (especially when you accidentally looked down once), pretty scary I would say. Just be ready to use your muscles really wisely and coordinately to get yourself up when you are literally are surrounded with nothing but 2-3 iron handles in front of you.

Great view on the top!!! More of a mental game than a physical one! But worth it!!!

Dudley trail is CLOSED and being fully rerouted.

The side facing Jordan pond is very steep with a lot of boulders and rocks. Very fun but much more challenging than the other side which was a much more gradual incline.

I live on MDI and have made it my goal to hike every mountain; so far, this has been my favorite as it is challenging but not too strenuous. Since it’s an out of the way spot, there aren’t many other hikers. The views are amazing! If you hike at the right time you will also get a chance to snack on an abundance of blueberries. I love the fact that they have even made a spot at the Bernard mountain overlook to leave messages. I will definitely hike this again soon!

Had never heard of this trail before, but so glad we found it. Turned out to be an amazing hike! We did Penobscot trail up to the summit and took Spring trail back down. You get a little bit of everything. Step descent.

hiking
2 days ago

Absolutely amazing views! Make sure to bring lots of water and try to start on the earlier side. It's really sunny and hot during the summer time. Wouldn't suggest bringing kids on this trail.

Really fun trail. To be quite honest, there were a few parts that made me a little uneasy so if you’re truly afraid of heights or a newbie, I’d shy away from this one. The view is breathtaking though.

A wonderful hike which rewards you with excellent views at the top! Much of the trail is rock and slab... bring proper footwear. It’s a lot of gain over a short distance, but still, a moderate classification is appropriate I think. Also, there’s many flat spots on the way up to stop and rest, which also have amazing views. Biggest downfall is that once you get to the summit it is beyond crowded with people who drive up. Maybe it’s just me but it looses some of the majesty being surrounded by people who burned gas, not energy haha. There’s a spot about .1 miles before the summit that feels like it might be the top... perfect spot to grab some photos and enjoy your accomplishment away from touristy eyes.

A solid hike

trail running
2 days ago

Well maintained. Well marked.

Good short hike. Not great for trail running.

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